Additional information to help you plan

Activities in the outdoors help build better connections to nature and help to improve health and wellbeing

Whether you book your school or group visit with us, or prefer the option to explore independently, we have some additional information that will help you plan your day and make better connections to the Peak District countryside.

Know before you go

Make sure you have researched the area you are exploring and are aware of any local restrictions and the latest covid19 guidance. Park safely and responsibly and leave no trace of your visit, other than footprints. Pack all the necessary essentials for a day out in the countryside; picnic, water, fully charged mobile phone, hand sanitiser and something to put your litter in to go back in your back to take home. Wear clothing and footwear that is appropriate for the weather and the terrain you are exploring.

Check the weather forecast

The weather across the Peak District, as we all know too well, can be very unpredictable so please make sure you have packed a bag for all weathers and choose sensible and suitable footwear for exploring the great outdoors. So, whether it’s a day for sun cream and sunnies or boots and bobble hats, make sure you and the others you are with, are prepared for whatever the weather may bring.

Downloadable walks

Click here for our article that gives you more information about planning a walk and a range of downloadable walks across our various Peak District properties. Mobile phone signal is very limited across the Peak District National Park so always be sure to download any information to your phone or device to ensure you have everything you need for a safe and enjoyable day out. If in doubt why not practice your navigational skills with a classic OS map and compass.

Be Peak District Proud

Help us look after the places you love to visit by taking all litter home with you, being fire aware and saying no to BBQs/campfires/outdoor cooking equipment, keeping dogs on leads to keep wildlife and livestock safe from disturbance and that camping of any type is not permitted. Help keep the Peak District countryside a safe and thriving haven for wildlife and for people - protect, respect and enjoy and be #peakdistrictproud. For more information about the Peak District Proud campaign, please click here.

A collaborative effort

The Peak District National Trust own or manage 13% of the Peak District National Park and we work closely with a wonderful variety of other organisations to help look after this special place for the benefit of people and nature. Click on the links below to discover more about the work we do with our partners and how they are playing their part in taking care of the Peak District National Park.

Moors for the Future

Peak District National Park Authority

Eastern Moors

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust

Sheffield Moors Partnership